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Mr. Amarnath Paluru

Mr. Amarnath Paluru

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The Leadership Journey of Amarnath Paluru and its influence on EHS Practices

Mr. Amarnath Paluru is a distinguished Leader in EHS and Sustainability, boasting over two decades of expertise spanning the pharmaceutical and oil and gas sectors. With a wealth of experience and a proven track record, he stands as a leading figure in ensuring environmental stewardship, health, and safety across complex industrial landscapes.

As the Senior Director and Cluster Head for EHS and Sustainability in the Visakhapatnam region at Biocon Limited, he excels at driving excellence in environmental, health, and safety practices while simultaneously promoting sustainability initiatives. Before his tenure at Biocon Limited, he held pivotal roles at esteemed organizations including Aragen Lifesciences, Viatris, Dr. Reddy’s, Aker Solutions, and Franks International. Throughout his career, he has worked in various regions, such as Europe and the Far East, acquiring extensive experience in global EHS systems and practices. These positions reflect his diverse experience and the high regard in which he is held within the industry.

With a solid educational foundation, He holds a master’s degree in environmental sciences and a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology and chemistry. Alongside his academic achievements, he has also obtained a Diploma in Industrial Safety, demonstrating his commitment to broadening his expertise in the field.

Possessing a wealth of global experience, he has completed corporate QHSE systems training in Scotland, Singapore & Malaysia. In addition, he has actively taken part in prominent HSE conferences in the APAC region. This has greatly contributed to his extensive knowledge of worldwide EHS practices and safety management.

Recognized for his leadership, he earned several prestigious awards, including the ESG Visionary Leader of the Year from Transformance Forums in 2024 and HSE Leader of the Year by INVENTICON in the Silver category within the same year. In 2023, he was named one of the top 20 ‘Great Indian HSE Leaders’ by Transformace. He also received the Apex India Environment Champion Award in 2023 and the Apex India Occupational Health and Safety Champion Award in 2022. He has been honored with the Excellence in Safety Award in the bronze category by the Safety Engineers Association of India.

His extensive experience, technical expertise, and commitment to EHS and sustainability make him a distinguished leader in his field. His journey from academic foundations to leading major EHS and sustainability initiatives showcases his ability to drive change and achieve results. With a proven record of success, numerous industry recognitions, and a comprehensive understanding of EHS practices, Amarnath continues to be a pivotal force in promoting safety, sustainability, and environmental stewardship in the industries he serves.

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